tv Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN September 24, 2014 8:00pm-10:01pm EDT
would like to once again congratulate you on the first anniversary. [applause] i would like to thank all of you tonight. i would like to thank all my guests. thank you. [applause] >> tonight on c-span, president obama speaks at the u.n. general assembly. the un security council continues action against isis. a house hearing looks at ways the medicare field process. speaking to the u.n. today, president obama calls on international coalition to fight isis. he called on governments to do more to prevent foreign fighters
from joining terrorist groups in the middle east. his remarks to the u.n. general assembly. this is 40 minutes. [applause] >> on behalf of the united assembly, i have the honor to welcome to the united nations, his excellency, barack obama, president of the united states of america, and to invite him to address the assembly. >> mr. president, secretary general, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen, we come together at a crossroads between war and peace.
between disorder and integration. between fear and hope. around the globe, there are signposts of progress. the shadow of world war that existed at the founding of this institution has been lifted. the prospect of war between major powers reduced. the ranks of member states has more than tripled and people live under governments that they elected. hundreds of millions of human beings have been freed from the prison of poverty with a proportion of those living in extreme poverty cut in half. the world economy continues to strengthen after the worst financial crisis of our lives. today, whether you live in
downtown manhattan, or in my grandmother's village more than 200 miles from nairobi, you can hold in your hand more information than the world's greatest libraries. together, we have learned how to cure disease, and harness the power of the wind and the sun. the very existence of this institution is a unique achievement. the people of the world committing to resolve their differences peacefully, and to solve their problems together. i often tell young people in the united states that despite the headlines, this is the best time in human history to be born -- for you are more likely than ever before to be literate, to be healthy, to be free to pursue your dreams, and yet there is a
pervasive unease in our world, a sense of the very forces that have brought us together have created new dangers, made it difficult for any single nation to insulate itself from global forces. as we gather here, an outbreak of ebola overwhelms public health systems in west africa and threatens to move rapidly across borders. russian aggression in a europe recalls the days when large nations trampled small ones in pursuit of territorial ambition. the brutality of terrorists in syria and iraq forces us to look into the heart of darkness. each of these demand immediate attention from but they are also symptoms of a broader problem -- the failure of our international system to keep pace with an interconnected world.
we, collectively, have not invested adequately in the public health capacity of developing countries. too often, we have failed to enforce international norms when it is inconvenient to do so, and we have not confronted forcefully enough the intolerance, sectarianism, and hopelessness that feeds violent extremism in to many parts of the globe. fellow delegates, we come together as united nations with a choice to make. we can renew the international system that has enabled so much progress, or we can allow ourselves to be pulled back by an undertow of instability.
we can reaffirm our collective response ability to confront global problems, or be swamped by more and more outbreaks of instability. and for america, the choice is clear. we choose hope over fear. we see the future not as something out of our control, but something we can shape for the better through concerted and collective efforts. we reject fatalism or cynicism when it comes to human affairs. we choose to work for the world as it should be, as our children deserve it to be. there is much that must be done to meet the test of this moment, but today i would like to focus on two defining questions at the root of so many of our challenges -- whether the nations here today will be able to renew the purpose of the u.n.'s founding, and whether we will come together to reject the
cancer of violent extremism. first, all of us, big nations and small, must meet our responsibility to observe and enforce international norms. we are here because others realized that we gain more from cooperation than conquest. 100 years ago, a world war claimed the lives of many millions, proving that with the terrible power of modern weaponry, the cause of empire ultimately leads to the graveyard. it would take another world war to roll back the forces of fascism, the notions of racial supremacy, and formed this united nations to ensure that no nation could subjugate its neighbors and claim their
territory. recently, russia's actions in ukraine challenge this post-war order. here are the facts. after the people of ukraine mobilized popular protest and the corrupteforms , president fled. kyiv crimeawill of , was annex. russia poured arms into eastern ukraine, fueling violent separatists in a conflict that has killed thousands. when a civilian airliner was shut down from an area that these proxies control, they refused to allow access to the crash for days. when ukraine started to reassert control over its territory, russia gave up the pretense of merely supporting the separatists, and moved troops across the border. this is a vision of the world in
might makes right. a world in which one's nation -- one nation's borders can be we redraw in drawn by another one. civilized people are not able to recover the remains of the loved ones because of the truth that might be revealed. america stands for something different. we believe that right makes might. bigger nations should not be able to bully smaller ones, and people should be able to choose their own future. these are simple truths, but they must be defended. america, and our allies, will support the people of ukraine as they develop their democracy and economy. we will reinforce our nato allies and uphold our commitments to collective self-defense. we will impose a cost on russia for aggression and we will counter falsehoods with the truth. we call upon others to join us
on the right side of history, for while small gains can be won at the barrel of a gun, they will ultimately be turned back if enough voices support the freedom of nations and people to make their own decisions. moreover, a different path is available, the path of diplomacy and peace, and the ideals this institution is designed to uphold. the recent cease-fire agreement in ukraine offers an opening to achieve those objectives. if russia takes that path, a path that for stretches of the post-cold war period resulted in prosperity for the russian people, then we will lift our sanctions and welcome russia's role in addressing common challenges. after all, that is what the united states and russia have been able to do in past years
from reducing our nuclear stockpiles, to meeting our obligations under the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, to core -- to coreo operating and remove and destroy syria's declared chemical weapons. that is the kind of cooperation we are prepared to pursue again if russia changes course. this speaks to a central question of all global age -- whether we will solve our problems together in the spirit of mutual interest and mutual respect, or whether we descend into the district of rivalries -- destructive rivalries of the past. we can make enormous progress. i stand before you today committed to investing american strength to working with all nations to address the problems we face in the 21st century.
as we speak, america is between -- deploying our doctors and scientists, supported by our military to help contain the outbreak of ebola and pursue new treatments, but we need a broader effort to stop a disease that could kill hundreds of thousands, inflict horrific suffering, destabilize economies, and move rapidly across borders. it is easy to see this as a distant problem, until it is not, and that is why we will continue to mobilize other countries to join us in making concrete commitments, the significant commitments to fight this outbreak and enhance our system of global health security for the long-term. america is pursuing a diplomatic
resolution to the iranian nuclear issue as part of our commitment to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and pursue the peace and security of a world without them. this can only take place if iran seizes this historic opportunity. my message to iran's leaders and people has been simple and consistent. do not let this opportunity pass. we can reach a solution that meets your energy needs while assuring the world that your program is peaceful. america is and will continue to be a pacific power promoting peace, stability, and the free flow of commerce among nations, but we will insist that all nations abide by the rules of the road and resolve territorial disputes peacefully, consistent with international law.
that is how the asia-pacific has grown, and that is the only way to protect this progress going forward. america is committed to a development agenda that he -- that you eradicate's extreme poverty by 2030. we will do our part to help people feed themselves, power their economies, and care for their sick. if the world acts together, we can make sure that all of our children enjoy lives of opportunity and dignity. america is pursuing ambitious reductions in our carbon emissions. we have increased our investments in clean energy. we will do our part and help ,eveloping nation do there's but the signs tells us we can only succeed -- scientists tell us we cannot succeed in combating climate change if we are joined in these efforts by every nation, every major power.
that is how we can protect this planet for our children and our grandchildren. in other words, on issue after issue, we cannot rely on a rulebook written for a different century. if we lift our eyes beyond our borders, think globally, and act cooperatively, we can shape the course of this century as our predecessors shake the post age, but as we look to the future, one issue risks a cycle of conflict that could derail so much progress. that is the cancer of violent extremism that has ravaged so many parts of the muslim world. of course, terrorism is not new. speaking before this assembly, president kennedy put it well.
"terror is not a new weapon," he said. "throughout history it has been used by those that cannot prevail, either by persuasion or example." in the 20th century, terror was used by all manner of groups who fail to come to power through public support, but in this century we have faced a more lethal and ideological brand of terrorists who have perverted one of the world's great religions. with access to technology debt -- that allows small groups to do great harm, they have embraced a nightmarish vision that would divide the world into adherents and infidels, killing as many innocent civilians as possible, employing the most brutal methods to intimidate people within their communities. i have made it clear that america will not base our entire
foreign policy on reacting to terrorism. instead we waged a focused campaign against al qaeda and associated forces, taking out their leaders, denying them the safe havens they rely on. at the same time, we have reaffirmed again and again that the united states is not and never will be at war with islam. islam teaches peace. muslims the world over aspire to live to a sense of dignity and peace. when it comes to of america and us.m, there is no millions of muslim americans are part of the fabric of our country. so, we reject any suggestion of a clash of civilizations. believe in permanent religious war is the misguided refuge of extremists who cannot build or create anything, and therefore
pedal only fanaticism or hate. it is therefore no exaggeration to say that humanity's future depends on us standing against those who would divide us along the fault lines of tribes, sex, , race, or religion, but this is not simply a matter of words. collectively, we must take concrete steps to address the danger posed by religiously motivated fanatics and the trends that fueled their recruitment. moreover, this campaign against extremism goes beyond a narrow security challenge. for while we have degraded methodically the core of al qaeda and supported a transition to a sovereign afghan government, extremist ideology has shifted to other places, particularly in the middle east and north africa, where a
quarter of young people have no jobs, where food and water can grow scarce, where corruption is rampant, and sectarian conflicts have become increasingly hard to contain. as an international community, we must meet this challenge with a focus on four areas. first, the terrorist group known as isil must be degraded and ultimately destroyed. this group has terrorized all who they come across in iraq and syria. mothers, sisters, daughters, have been subjected to rape as a weapon of war. innocent children have been gunned down. bodies have been dumped in mass graves. religious minorities have been starved to death.
in the most horrific crimes imaginable, innocent human beings have been beheaded with videos of the atrocities distributed to shock the conscience of the world. no god condones this terror. no grievance justifies these actions. there can be no reasoning, no negotiation with this brand of evil. the only language understood by killers like this is the language of force. the united states of america will work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death. in this effort, we do not act alone, nor do we intend to send u.s. troops to occupy foreign land. instead, we will support iraqis and syrians fighting to reclaim their communities.
we will use our military might in a campaign of airstrikes to roll back isil. we will train and equip forces fighting against these terrorists on the ground. we will work to cut off their financing and to stop the flow of fighters into and out of the region, and already over 40 nations have offered to join this coalition. today i ask the world to join in this effort. those who have joined isil should leave the battlefield while they can. those who continue to fight for a hateful cause will find they are increasingly alone, for we will not succumb to threats, and we will demonstrate that the future belongs to those who build, not those who destroy. that is an immediate challenge, a first challenge that we must meet.
the second -- it is time for the world, especially in muslim communities, to explicitly, forcefully, and consistently reject the ideology of organizations like al qaeda and isil. it is one of the tasks of all great religions to accommodate devote faith with a modern, multicultural world. no children are born hating, and no children anywhere should be educated to hate other people. there should be no more tolerance of so-called clerics who call upon people to harm innocents because they are jewish, or because they are christian, or because they are muslim. it is time for a new compact
amongst civilized people of this world to eradicate war at its most fundamental source, and that is the corruption of its young minds by violent ideology. that means cutting off funding that fuels this hate. it is time to end the hypocrisy of those that accumulate wealth through the global economy and then siphon funds to those who teach children to tear it down. that means contesting the space that terrorists occupy, including the internet and social media. their propaganda has coerced young people to travel abroad to fight their wars, and turn students, young people full of potential, into suicide bombers. we must offer an alternative vision. that means bringing people of different faiths together. all religions have been attacked by extremists from within at some point, and all people of
faith have a responsibility to lift up the value at the heart of all great religions, due on unto thy neighbor as you would have done unto yourself. the ideology of isil or al qaeda, or boko haram, we'll wilt if itl consistently die is confronted and refuted in the light of day. look at the new forum for promoting peace in muslim societies. we must declare war on war so that the outcome will be peace upon peace. look at the young british muslims who responded to terrorist propaganda by starting the not in my name campaign,
declaring that isis is hiding behind a false islam. look at the christian and muslim leaders that came together in the central african republic to combat violence, and listen to the person who said politics try to divide religion in our country, but religion should not be a cause of hate, or strife. later today, the security council will adopt a resolution that underscores the responsibility of states that counter violent extremism. resolutions must be followed by tangible commitments, so that we are accountable when we fall short. next year, we should all be prepared to announce the concrete steps that we have taken to counter extremist ideologies in our own countries. by getting intolerance out of schools, stopping radicalization before it spreads, and promoting institutions and programs that build new bridges of understanding.
third, we must address the cycle of conflict, especially sectarian conflict that creates the conditions that terrorists prey upon. there is nothing new about wars within religions. christianity endured centuries of vicious sectarian conflict. today it is violence within muslim communities that has become the source of so much human misery. it is time to acknowledge the destruction wrought by proxy wars and terror campaigns between sunni and shia across the middle east, and it is time that political, civic, and religious leaders reject sectarian strife. let's be clear.
this is a fight that no one is winning. a brutal civil war in syria has already killed nearly 200,000 people, displaced millions. iraq has come perilously close to plunging back into the abyss. the conflict has created a fertile recruiting ground for terrorists who inevitably export this violence. the good news is we also see signs that this tide could be reversed. we have a new inclusive government in baghdad, a new iraqi prime minister welcomed by his neighbors, lebanese factions rejecting those who try to provoke war. these steps must be followed by a broader truce. nowhere is this more necessary than syria. together with our partners, america is training and equipping the syrian opposition
to be a counterweight to the terrorists of isil and the brutality of the assad regime, but the only lasting solution to serious political -- to syria's war is political, and inclusive political solution that responds to all syrians regardless of ethnicity, creed. cynics may argue that such an outcome can never come to pass, but there is no other way for this madness to end, whether one year from now, or 10. it points to the fact that it is time for a broader negotiation in the region in which major powers address their differences directly, honestly, and peacefully across the table from one another, rather than through gunwielding proxies. i can promise you that america
will remain engaged in the region that we are prepared to engage in that effort. my fourth and final point is a simple one. the countries of the arab and muslim world must focus on the extraordinary potential of their people, especially the youth. and here i would like to speak directly to young people across the muslim world. you come from a great tradition that stands for education, not ignorance, innovation, not destruction, the dignity of life, not murder. those who call you away from this path are betraying this tradition, not defending it. you have demonstrated that when young people have the tools to succeed, good schools, education in math and science, and economy
that nurtures creativity and entrepreneurship, then society will flourish. so, america will partner with those that promote that vision. where women are full participants in the country's politics or economy, societies are more likely to succeed, and that is why we support the participation of women in parliaments, peace process, schools, and the economy. if young people lived in places where the only option is the -- between the dictates of the state or the lure of extremist underground, then no counterterrorism strategy can succeed, but were a genuine, civil society is allowed to flourish, where people can express their views and organize peacefully for a better life, then you dramatically expand the alternatives to terror. such positive change need not come at the expense of tradition
and faith. we see this in iraq, where a young man started a library for his peers. we link iraq's heritage to their hearts, he said, and give them a reason to stay. we stayed in tunisia, where secular and islamist parties work together through political process to create a new constitution. we see it in senegal where civil society thrives alongside a strong democratic government. we see it in malaysia where vibrant entrepreneurship is propelling a former colony into the ranks of advanced economies. and we see it in indonesia, where what began as a violent transition has evolved into a genuine democracy. now, ultimately, the task of
rejecting sectarianism and extremism is a generational task, and a task for the people of the middle east themselves. no external power can bring about a transformation of hearts and minds. but america will be a respectful and constructive partner. we will neither tolerate terrorist safe havens nor act as an occupying power. we will take action against threats to our security and our allies, while building an architecture of counterterrorism cooperation. we will increase efforts to lift up those who encounter extremist ideologies and who seek to resolve sectarian conflict.
our programs to support entrepreneurship and civil society, education, and youth. these investments are the best anecdotes to violence. -- antidotes to violence. we recognize as well that leadership will be necessary to address the conflict between palestinians and israelis. as bleak as the landscape appears, america will not give up on the pursuit of peace. understand, the situation in iraq, syria, and libya, should thatanyone of the illusion the arab-israeli conflict is the main problem of the region. for far too long that has been used as an excuse to distract people from problems at home. the violence engulfing the region today has made too many israelis ready to abandon the
hard work of peace, and that is something worthy of reflection within israel because let's be clear, the status quo in the west bank and gaza is not sustainable. we cannot afford to turn away from this effort, not when rockets are fired at innocent israelis or the lives of so many palestinian children are taken from us in gaza. so long as i am president, we will stand up for the principle that israelis, palestinians, the region, and the world, will be more just and more safe with two states living side-by-side in peace and security. so, this is what america is prepared to do. taking action against immediate threats while pursuing a world
in which the need for such action is diminished. the united states will never shy away from defending our interests, but we will also not shy away from the promise of this institution, and its universal declaration of human rights. the notion that peace is not merely the absence of war, but the presence of a better life. i realize that america's critics will be quick to point out that at times we, too, have failed to live up to our ideals, that america has plenty of problems within its own borders. this is true. in a summer marked by instability in the middle east and eastern europe, i know the world also took notice of the small american city of ferguson, missouri, were a young man was
killed, and the community was divided. yes, we have our own racial and ethnic tensions. like every country we continually wrestle with how to reconcile the vast changes brought by globalization and greater diversity with the traditions that we hold dear, but we welcome the scrutiny of the world, because what you see in america is a country that has steadily worked to address our problems, to make our union more perfect. to bridge the divides that existed at the founding of this nation. america is not the same as it was 100 years ago, or 50 years ago, or even a decade ago, because we fight for our ideals,
and we are willing to criticize ourselves when we fall short. because we hold our leaders accountable, and insist on a free press, independent judiciary. because we address our differences in the open space of democracy with respect for the rule of law, with a place for people of every race and every religion and a belief in the ability of each individual man in woman to change their communities and their circumstances, and her countries for the better. after nearly six years as president, i believe that this promise can help light the world, because i have seen a longing for positive change, for peace and for freedom, and for
opportunity, and for the end to bigotry in the eyes of young people that i have met around the globe. they remind me that no matter who you are, or where you come from, or what you look like, or what god you pray to, or who you love, there is something fundamental that we all share. eleanor roosevelt, champion of the u.n. and america's role in it, once asked where after all, do universal human rights begin? in small places, she said, close to home. so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world, yet they are the world of the individual person -- the neighborhood he lives in, the school or college she
attends, the factory, farm, or office, where he works. around the world young people are moving forward, hungry for a better world. around the world in small places they are overcoming hatred, bigotry, and sectarianism, and they are learning to respect each other despite differences. the people of the world now look to us, here, to be as decent, and as dignified, and as courageous as they are trying to be in their daily lives. and at this crossroads, i can promise you that the united states of america will not be distracted or deterred from what must be done.
we are heirs to a proud legacy of freedom, and we are prepared to do what is necessary to secure that legacy for generations to come. i ask that you join us in this common mission for today's children and tomorrow's. thank you very much. [applause] >> on behalf of the u.n. assembly, i wish to thank the president of the united states of america for the statement just done.
may i request representatives to remain seated while we greet the president. >> on the next washington journal, a look at the president's strategy for combating isis. we talk with a in american university law professor. michigan state university president on her education and the role of the big ten conference. washington journal begins live at 7 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> the 2015 c-span student cam
video competition is underway. open to all middle school and high school students to create a five minute documentary on the theme of the three branches in you. the branches affected you are community. -- or your community. for a list of rules and how to get started, go to student cam.org. >> the un security council unanimously passed a resolution approving military action to stop the advance of ices. president obama chaired this meeting of his 30 council with representatives of all 15 council members speaking about the resolution. this is just under two hours.
government, secretary-general, ministers and other the steamers representatives present in these security council chambers. your presence today underscores the importance of the subject matter under discussion. before each of you is a list of speakers who requested to participate in accordance with rules 37 and 39 of the councils additional rules of procedure. as well as previous practice in the council on this regard. they are invited to participate there beinging and no objection, it is so decided. security council will now begin its consideration of item two of the agenda. members of the council of before s 2014 688 the text of the draft resolution cemented by 101 member states.
the full list of cosponsors of the resolution will be reflected in the official record of this meeting. i wish to draw attention of the suncil members to document 2014 648, a letter dated september 3, 2014 from the political president of the united states of america addressed to the secretary-general, transmitting a concept paper on the item under consideration. it is my understanding that the council is ready to proceed to the vote on the draft revolution -- resolution before it. i shall put the draft resolution to the vote now. will those in favor of the draft resolution contained in document s 2014 688 please raise their hands. the results of the voting is as
follows, the draft resolution received 15 votes in favor. it has been adopted unanimously dated 2014.n 21 78 i now give the floor to the secretary general, mr. ban ki-moon. .> thank you mr. president i congratulate you on your presence at the security council this month. the thing which heads of state and government, ministers, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, president obama thank you in convening this security council summit. this is the second time that you have presided over this council for a meta-with grave applications for security. the world is witnessing a dramatic evolution and the
nature of the terrorist threat. the last year, terrorist attacks have killed, maintained -- maimed, and displaced millions of individuals. the vast majority of them muslims from somalia, nigeria, iraq, libya, and mali. these are a tax third about -- attacks carried out like violent extremists. have hijacked religion to control territory and vital economic resources. they have brewed allies minimum -- women and girls. they slaughter minorities. they are the enemies of faith. as muslim leaders around the world have said, it's like isis have nothing to do with islam, and they certainly do not
represent our state. they should more fittingly be called the un-islamic nonstate. yet, these groups have become magnets for foreign terrorist with simplistic appeals. our monitoring team estimates that more than 13,000 foreign terrorist fighters from over 80 member states have joined isil and the l nusra front. sra front. along. [indiscernible] coupled with outrageous human rights abuses in syria, there has been a hot house of horrors.
there can be no protection is civilians if extremist groups are committed to ask with impunity and the syrian government continues its assault on its own people. for more than one year, i have sounded the alarm about the unjustifiable actions of these groups and the danger they pose in iraq. syria, the wider region, and international peace and security. we need a creative and comprehensive strategy in syria and beyond to stem the flow of foreign terrorist fighters. must be defeated, but we must do so in a way that avoids the delivered acts of provocation, victimization, radicalization, and more civilian deaths. eliminating terrorism requires
international solidarity and multifaceted approach among the many tools you must use, we must also attack the underlying conditions that provide the violent extremist groups the opportunity to take root. issues must be addressed. over the longer time, the biggest threat to terrorist is not the power of missiles. it is the politics of inclusion. society, and respect of human rights. it is education, jobs, and real opportunity. as leaders who listen to their people and uphold the role of all. -- rule of law. good governance kills terrorism. free and independent societies, free from suffering, oppression, and occupation, this is what will kill terrorism.
mr. president, this thing which has a state and government, i recommend the council resolution is adopted and its call for strengthening the u.n. global terrorism -- counterterrorism strategy. through the task force, we are setting up in support of member states and regions seriously affected by terrorism. through the u.n. counterterrorism center, we are working with member states to enhance understanding of the foreign terrorist fighter phenomenon and develop an impairment policies to combat them. through our collective efforts we must ensure that all counterterrorism actions and policies are consistent with international human rights and humanitarian laws. of the united nations, i want to emphasize
that all majors -- efforts must be fully in line with the values of the united nations. [indiscernible] that this spirit will carry over to other pressing issues, particularly finally bringing peace to the people of syria. thank you, mr. president. , mr.ank you secretary-general, for your statement later will make a statement as the president of united states trade mr. secretary-general, heads of state and government, missing which representatives, thank you for being here. in the nearly 70 years of the united nations, this is the only this that is a gritty council has met at a level like this. we convene such sessions to address the most urgent threats to peace and security. i call this meeting because we
must come together as nations and an international community to confront the real and growing threat of foreign terrorist fighters. as i said earlier today, the tactic of terrorism is not new. so many nations represented here today, including my own, has seen our citizens killed by .errorists who target innocents today, the people of the world have been horrified by another intal murder by terrorists algeria. we president -- we stand by the president of france and the people in defense of liberty. today,ings us together what is new, is the unprecedented flow of fighters in recent years to and from conflict zones, including afghanistan, the one of africa, yemen, libya, and was recently
syria and iraq. our intelligence agencies estimate more than 15,000 foreign fighters for more than 80 nations have traveled to syria in recent years. many have joined terrorist organizations such as al qaeda's which nowand isil, threatens people cross syria and iraq. i want to acknowledge and thank the prime minister of iraq for being here today. in the middle east and elsewhere, these terrorists exacerbate conflicts and pose an immediate threat to people in these regions, and as we have artie seen in several cases, they may try to return to their home countries to carry out deadly attacks. threat, manyf this of our nations working together and through the united nations have increased our corporations around the world. foreign terrorist fighters have
been arrested. plots have been disrupted and lives of been saved. earlier this year, at west point, i called for a new partnership to help nations build the capacity to meet the evolving threat of terrorism, including foreign terrorist fighters. preventing these individuals from reaching syria and then slipping back across our borders is a critical element of our strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy isil. the historic resolution we just adopted enshrines our commitment to meet this challenge. it is legally binding. it establishes new obligations for nations that they must meet, specifically nations are required to prevent the recording, organizing, transporting, or equipping of foreign terrorist fighters as well as the financing of their travel or activities. nations must prevent the
movement of terrorists or terrorist groups through their territory. they must ensure that domestic laws allow for the prosecution of those who attempt to do so. the resolution we passed today calls on nations to help build the capacity of states on the front lines of this fight. including with the best practices that many of our nations have proved yesterday, in which the united states will work to it advanced there are counterterrorism partnership on. this resolution will strengthen cooperation between nations, including sharing more information about the travel in a cavities of foreign terrorist fighters -- travel and activities of foreign terrorist fighters. and it makes clear that respecting human rights, fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law is not optional. it is an essential part of successful counterterrorism efforts. the failure to uphold these rights and freedoms can actually
fel violent extremism -- uel violent extremism. there is no military solution against misguided individuals seeking to join terrorist organizations. it calls on nations to counter the violent extremism that can rack allies and mobilize individuals. potential recruits must hear the words of warmest -- former terrorist fighters big groups. betray islam,il killing women, children, many of whom are muslim. communities,ocal families, friends, neighbors, and leaders that are best able to identify and help disillusioned individuals before they succumb to extremist ideologies and engage in violence. that is why the united states government is committed to
working with communities in america and around the world to build partnerships, trusts, respect, and cooperation. likewise, even as we are unrelenting, we must redouble our work. the oppression, lack of opportunity, too often the hopelessness that make some individuals more susceptible to appeals to extremism and violence. this includes continuing to pursue a political solution in syria that allows all syrians to live in security, dignity, and fees. -- and peace. this is the work we must do together as nations. these are the partnerships we must forge is an international community. these are the standards that we now must meet. even as we are guided by the commitments we make your today, let me close by stating the obvious. resolutions alone will not be enough. promises on paper cannot keep us
safe. intentionsric, good will not stop a single terrorist attack. the words spoken your today must intotched and translated action. action, in concrete a nation in between them. not just in the days ahead, but for years to come. was ever a challenge in our interconnected world that cannot be met by one nation alone, it is this. terrorist crossing borders and threatening to unleash unstable violence. these terrorists believe our countries believe we will be unable to stop them. the safety of our citizens demands that we do. all here today to say that of you who are committed to this urgent work will find a strong and steady partner in the united states of america.
i now would like to resume my function as president of the now give the will floor to the other members of the security council. i began by giving the floor to president of the federal republic of nigeria. >> thank you, mr. president. >> thank you. byould like to commend appreciating division and convening this crucial meeting. high aims of peace and security. our appreciation also goes to ban ki-moon. , [indiscernible]
this is a new phase of global terrorism and brutality. unfortunately, isis is not alone in this despicable campaign against humanity. al qaeda and al-shabaab and boko haram should this common agenda to unleash terror, destruction, and instability around the world. boko haram has committed by barbaric acts.
from targeted attacks, we now sweepingle bands across vast areas and destroying lives and even attempting to grab territory. this is unacceptable. we must act now. well thenows too destruction of terrorist activities. bokoe still confronting haram in parts of our country. the costs are high. thousands of innocent people .ave been killed hundreds of peasants kidnapped. daughters from schools in nigeria.
mr. president, as daunting the challenge maybe, we have thatmination to ensure terrorism is rooted out. say that we have in the initiatives affected communities. these include holistic effort through the presidential is aimed athich providing immediate relief and fast tracking the infrastructure of the region. effortsalso integrated at that give acquisition of terrorists. de-radicalization of
terrorists. this is in addition to an from oure championed british prime minister and currently the u.n. this initiative has been supported by the nigeria federal government. the security government initiative following the u.s.-african summit last august, i believe if initiated, initiatives -- must nowdent, we capitalize on that commitment and determination of the security council to see more innovative responses toward the threat of terrorism and the growing menace of foreign fighters.
the council should be concerned sourcese existence of that fund terrorists. we must also commit to ensuring that countries that are on the --ntline of this challenge the resolution that we adopted today is critical to mobilizing international action. result united action and could we check this. you.nk want to thank his excellency for his statement. i would like to acknowledge
earlier that i indicated the presence of a president and i do not think he had walked into the room yet. he is now here. i welcome him. i want to acknowledge the arrivals of his majesty, king abdulla jordan, as well as the president of argentina. we will have an opportunity to hear from them soon. i give the floor now to her , president of the republic of lithuania. >> thank you, mr. president. ladies and gentlemen, we saw shocking developments in the world and war in different parts of our hemisphere. about militaryk .ctions
isil is led by an ideology of hatred that includes ethnic and religious cleansing and the suspect of any minority and different people. we deal with the phenomenon that crosses state boundaries and even destroying states. fighters from other countries are getting more involved. unfortunately, foreign terrorist fighters are not typical of isil only. recently europe has also faced a relation of state borders, broad civilian casualties, and destruction of democratic institutions. if we want to stop this global trend, we must actually -- take action together. , security council resolution we have not only condemn foreman
terrorist fighters, but also hold upon -- condemned all foreign terrorist fighters, but also -- you must understand to hold the --l ideologists need to help regional states by terrorists themselves. lithuania supports efforts to fight terrorists throughout the world. thank you. excellency, the republican party tina. -- republic of argentina. >> thank you.
i greet all members of the security council. i come with some uncertainties and questions about the meeting of the security council. to prove the resolution -- approve the resolution and condemn decisively and definitively terrorism. my country along with the united states of america are two countries of the american continents that were subjected to savage terrorist acts in .in 1992, the israeli embassy was blown up and two years later, an association was one of. i have got some -- was blown up. i have got some questions. isis was something we didn't know about last year.
in 1994 woman had event in argentina, my country and the world said that hezbollah had been responsible for blowing up [indiscernible] in thebollah is a party country of lebanon. 2006, the justice system in my country following an up byigation unit headed a president to investigate the is since1994, it that attack20 years, -- is 20 years since that attack. we still haven't brought that person responsible. to indict 8cided
iranians that have been living in iran. asked innd 2012, we each of the zombies here at the united nations that there be here ation -- we asked the united nations that there be cooperation. some alternatives to do this. finally in 2012, the iranian of foreign minister proposed a meeting. we introduce a memorandum of understanding for cooperation between those countries. the sole objective being the iranian citizens would be able to give their testimony to the church.
in argentinian law, we cannot inict and judge people absence. people have to give their testimony in person. that is a guarantee of their rights. after that memorandum was as well as organizations that have always been with us in of doingthe accused us deals with iranians. there seems to be some doubt expressed as to whether what we were asking the state of iraq to cooperate, it was our intention wantedhether we cooperation. the so-called venture funds lobbied the american congress to an enormous extent. you could see it when you go to the internet. the vulture funds, they're putting photos of me on their
site. said i was from a terrorist state and condemning a memorandum of understanding and legal cooperation. it was very surprising indeed. nothing that is dialogue is bad i have to say. over the course of the weekend, u.s. foreign minister i have had discussions with -- has had discussions with his argentinian counterpart. they see what degree of progress could be made in the area the nuclear program. -- a much more friendly discussion happening than the case last year when we were being accused of discussing
things with them and being terrorist ourselves. i do not think dialogue is a bad thing. dialogue is always a good and between nations. is question heavy on my mind since that attack in 1994, qaeda organized by osama bin laden -- he did not appear overnight. he was trained to fight russia during the cold war. but the question i have for you the famous arab spring where currently everyone was a fighter for freedom. freedom fighters, as they say in english. after the spring, we got new
democracies were likely to stay. many of their freedom fighters of the arab spring turned out to be fundamentalists that today have -- were at the time receiving military training. now they have been dubbed isis ann arbor quitting others. my country has also been threatened by isis. we had judicial investigations underway. i do not really leave that isis is that concerned about the president of argentina to tell you honestly. they said that they will threaten me and they have said the reason there's doing this is because i am friendly with the pope and because i am in favor of the existence of the state of israel on the state of palestine . that is the reason they have given. but also in the midst of all of
this, we have had saddam hussein, chemical weapons in him, there is fighting with , then the situation got more complicated. the world is getting more complicated. without it was iran and the nuclear threat. now it doesn't seem to be a threat. there is a new terrorist. obviously they have economic resources with regards to weapons. they have the means of dissemination. i do have some questions on what
is happening and how we can fight for a legal point of you. on the military front, if we are threatened, we have to fight. every day it is getting more complicated. more powero have every day. logic would tell you that if you are studying the methodology to address a problem and that problem rather than disappearing or getting better was increasingly getting worse, then at least you need to ask yourself if you have got the right methodology? are you putting in place of right methods? something is not working. and i say i have absolute certainty about what a need to
do. --t i do know however do --ng thing you cannot the only thing cannibals cannot do is eat themselves. understand the logic of terrorism. it creates a reaction that is exactly the same in terms of violence and reaction in order , this debtthemselves in blood. each one we kill, they want to kill two. if we killed three, the want to kill four. it is constant blood settling the score. state of palestine is still not recognize. we have seen a disproportionate use of force against the civilian population.
the one fighting series of freedom fighters. now we find that it wasn't the rhythm fighters. now it is isis. there is feeding the opposition and giving them arms and resources and fighting them with freedom fighters. who is providing all of these things? i think we have to ask ourselves a number of questions again. i'm sure people have a lot more information than i do. but we do not produce arms. buy oil because we lack energy. we do have a great large deposit in the future. i do not know if that is a big thing in all of the countries that do have oil seem to have big problems to go with the oil. we do not reduce weapons and we have to buy our energy.
very often i think in addition to having information, you have to understand what is happening in each society amongst each people and try to understand what the most adequate instruments are too seriously combat terrorism. i wouldn't be surprised at all if next year in 2015 isis has groupeared and some other with another strange name has appeared that is even more violent. in conclusion, don't worry, but to conclude, i also think that the issue of the fight is respect of human rights. i come from a country that suffered from a genocidal dictatorship unparalleled in history.
we have doubled this through a .ustice system theo not send them to [indiscernible] we had our own trials to bring justice to not only our own citizens, but also french citizens and so is citizens. our courts --. i think we do have some precedents that enable us to say that this fight needs to be carried out within the legal framework and the respect for human rights that will guarantee that we do not keep feeding this monster. thank you very much, mr. president. >> thank you for your statement. i would observe that the session will need to end at 5:00. we have a long list of speakers,
including members of the council. if we could make sure that we are respectful, some time constraints here. i give the floor to his excellency, president of the republic of rwanda. president obama, thank you are calling this very important meeting. es, the united nations, distinguished ladies terrorism has been a real address reality in rwanda and across world for decades. regions, it has been getting worse. another reality is we can and must defeat the violent
extremists and terrorists through concrete options and cooperation. when you're ago this week as we -- one year ago this week, we remember a situation that took dozens of lives. additional measures to disrupt terrorists financing is important and will continue to do our part. the priority is to address the root causes.
it is misguided politics and forced beliefs. in order to build resilience, people, especially the young ones, must feel they have a stake in their entry. thus we fully endorse the call for the best approach to combat violent extremists. , terrorist are driven by the idea of genocide. we have responded with the force necessary. in particular, it is essential that those who renounce violence -- has aanda programs
partnership with the united nations and the world bank has provided tens of thousands of with a pathway out of extremism. this reflects a consensus that terrorism is a problem for the entire world. we stand ready to walk together to make sure that with others we address this challenge. i thank you. >> thank you. i give the floor to his majesty, abdullah, the kingdom of jordan. >> thank you. thank you to present obama for his leadership on this issue. jordan will be happy to play our part. we must push back and defeat these groups.
this demand the coalition of the determined, one that could combat the threat with consistency and resolve. allow me to salute to the partnership that is gearing up. the principles are important as we proceed. the first is global reach and commitment. the threat is not only in syria and iraq, but also in sinai, libya, yemen, the whole of africa and more. it is not an arab and muslim fight anymore. it affects every delegate here and beyond. it is the fight of our times. success requires a united struggle.
it requires a strong stand. in parallel with security measures, the must be diplomacy, and recreation, education and more. a second key principle is action. the more of resource rich territory the hold, moore's self-perpetuating to become. time is of the essence. we have started taking action and the coalition must be this through. the third requirement is transparency. these groups rely for their survival on international transaction and support. mr. president, the has to be zero tolerance policy to any organization, or any
individual that facilitates, supports, or finances terror groups or revise weapons or pos propaganda that recruits fighters to these terrorist groups. compliance must also be absolute. city figures in every religion and country must speak out against intolerance and distortion. isis and related ideologies are in no way related to islam, nor should we commit any form of phobia.hobi we are working on a resolution that will adjust the somatic targeting of religious communities. the world must also act as one to help solve mobile injustices.
we cannot underestimate their recruitment power of a sense of exclusion from basic human rights. first and foremost, a just resolution to the conflict. the united, global voice is equally vital of supporting a .olution in syria in iraq, we are encouraged to see a solid start for an inclusive new government that will fight terrorist effort to exploit sectarianism. toope will be a global call support countries like my own at the forefront of the fight. jordan is a critical lynch in of stability. our borders and secure with terror threats on two fronts. just this week, we have oil get another terrorist operation against our country. we remain a major shock absorber for flights from syria. we are holding up these critical
responsibilities under enormous economic pressures. global support will play cuba and keeping our country resilient and moving forward -- in keeping key part our country's onion and moving forward. thank you, mr. president. majesty for his statement. i give the floor to her excellency, president of the republic of chile. thank thesident, i united states and the initiative to organize the security council debate on foreign terrorist fighters. this growing an alarming phenomenon is linked to one of the most serious threats of international peace and security , a phenomenon that cannot be associate with any religion, or civilization.
because of the atrocities committed by terrorist groups such as bo boko haram and the islamic state of iraq comprising of a large number of foreign terrorist fighters, you must take the urgent and preventative measures in the long-term to deal with international threat. the participation of such fighters an unprecedented scale is aggravating the conflict and humanitarian, social, and economic crises and human rights violations. the response of the members must be timely and effective and coming up with strategies to prevent foreign terrorist fighters from leaving the country's and crossing borders and preventing access to financial resources for their activities. the adoption of the resolution response to this necessity. it is vital we act on many fronts at the same time. cooperation at all levels is
decisive. without it, and he strictly national efforts will be in vain. actions are also required at the regional and global level between our various financial and intelligence services, as well as good practice in preventing terrorism. we also feel that international cooperation is key to preventing impunity for those who are responsible for terrorist acts. we would call here upon member states to strengthen these mechanisms for cooperation. we also support the work that has been done by the security council sanctions committee. we urge these committees to work closely with all member states. the democratic development of our country requires us to deal with terrorist threats decisively and to be alert to new manifestations of this annulment on in order to have permanent and lid did admit achievements. we must deal with it and all of the social complexities, taking u.n.account the 3
pillars. -- one the strictng being the strict respect of human rights. the counterterrorism measures adopted by state must respect rigorously the rule of law and comply with its obligations to ride from human rights law and refugee and international humanitarian -- of the u.n. charter. we need to apply timely and effective corrosive measures. that is not enough. as many was spoken before me, we must attack the underlying causes. one of the most effective tools include strengthening the democratic culture, education, elimination of inequalities tom and work with the most disadvantaged groups of society. in other words, greater social inclusion in our society.
it is a long-term endeavor of prevention. we must embark upon that without delay. addition, we have supported cuba solutions in this council -- we have supported resolutions in this council. we are convinced there could be no reason or contacts that can excuse or justify acts of terrorism. it is essential that we deal with situations that lead to its propagation come including topics that have been going on for a long time. absence of the rule of law, violation of human rights, discrimination because of religious or ethnic regions gas -- ethnic reasons. chile is and will continue to be a safe and stable entry, but it has based isolated
actsk -- axa terrorism -- of terrorism. our yearning for peace, progress, and democracy are stronger than the action of small groups who do not understand the deepest sense of democracy or the universal value of human life. in conclusion, i shall like to express solidarity with the victims terrorism -- of terrorism and their families. we will continue to promote the human rights of all human individuals that contribute to peace and development of our peoples. thank you. >> i thank her excellency for statement. i give the floor to her excellency, president of the republic of korea. , we are hereent today to tap into our is wisdom
as we take on an emerging challenge to peace and security in our world. isil and terrorist fighters from around the globe are endangering iraq. this isn't simply a threat to one country or one region. it affects us all. the latest action couldn't have come at a better time. 9/11 brought the fight against the terrorism to the top of the global agenda. council hasat this been key to advancing. for brutal slaughter of innocent people is an appalling reminder of a similar
fate that befell our own citizens 10 years ago. there can never be any excuse for trampling the norms of humanity and the random killing of women and children. it goes against what islam's stance for, what civilization stands for, and what humanity stands for. serven terrorist fighters as their minions. they flit across borders to spread terror. they are a scourge to mankind. ladies and gentlemen, today's milestone resolution highlights the need for greater cooperation to better rollback these attacks. these include information sharing, border control, tackling violent extremism, and law enforcement.
hurry up with -- korea what will meant it thoroughly. neglect the more fundamental approach of dealing with the conditions that are conducive to terrorism. getting rid of poverty in making development sustainable. these are essential if we are to address the root cause of terrorism. korea is a partner in this campaign. aid to leastsing developed countries and we are giving humanitarian aid to countries threatened by isil and foreign fighters. .e must go further we must remain ever vigilant against cyber and nuclear
terrorism and the utter terror and destruction they could unleash. cyber is used to finance, recruit, and incite violence. we must prevent cyberspace from becoming not only the target of terror, but also a tool of terror. nuclear terrorism however unthinkable is also a possibility. seenost-9/11 world has terrorist groups seeking nuclear materials. this is why international efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism must be stepped up. president obama's leadership in proposing a summit on nuclear
security five years ago in this say the global vision for nuclear security is getting stronger. we have a collective result is may a kickstart concrete, international actions against the new scourge of foreign fighters. the fight against faceless, nameless terrorists without borders will not be easy. we also know that terrorizing human dignity and humanity is a strategy that is doomed to fail. seven decades ago, the founder of the u.n. defeated the totalitarian threat and envisioned a world of peace, a
world that puts humanity first. this council is the guardian of our rights and dignity as humans. it must meet head on the challenge of violent extremism and foreign fighters who spread it and in the effort to stem this to, you will always -- to stem this threat, you always find in korea a partner. >> thank you. i give the floor to his excellency, administered a big cameron of great britain and northern ireland -- prime minister david cameron of great britain and northern ireland. >> thank you. they are having beheadings, rape -- it is literally medieval in its character.
of a british citizen is the latest tour. -- horror. one of the most disturbing lurkingis how they are in our own young people. the credit to our security from foreign fighters is far greater today than it has ever been in previous. i pay tribute to president obama for his personal leadership on this critical issue. it is an issue that affects us all into the overall figures have been given. , it is 500 country of these fanatics that have gone to syria and iraq. the shocking murders of james by a and david haines fighter with an apparent british accent underlines the sinister nature of this threat. british people are sick and that a british citizen could be
involved in murdering people, including a fellow order citizen who had gone to syria to help people in this way. it is a very opposite of what our peaceful, tolerant country stands for. we need a response that involves every part of government in society and every country involved in the widest possible coalition. there are no easy answers or quick fixes. i believe we will be dealing with the effects of this threat for years. .his is not just about isil it is about al-shabaab, but boko haram, everywhere there is conflict, everywhere there's poor confidence. the violent extremism has taken hold. i believe there are three things we can do. first, reinforce our counterterrorism efforts to -- ent attacks the hunt
we're introducing new powers to strengthen our ability to stop traveling, a level as to prevent british internationals from getting back into the country, to assure that airlines comply with our no-fly services toble apply for locational constraints on those remaining in the u.k., but who pose a risk. second, we must defeat the poisonous ideology of extremism that is the root cause of this terrorist threat. yes, there are websites and the preachers of violence and violent extremism. they must be taken down. as evidence emerges about the background of those convicted of terrorist offenses, it is clear that many of them were initially influenced by preachers who claimed not to encourage violence, but whose world view could be used as a justification for it.
this is the peddling of lives. jewish plot or this -- another attack was staged. the concept of inevitable clashes of civilization. you must be clear to defeat the ideology of extremism, we must deal with all forms of extremism and not just violent extremism. that means banning preachers of hate from coming to our prescribing organizations that incite terrorism at home and abroad, from incitingmism hatred and intolerance in our schools and universities and even sometimes in our prisons. in other words, firm, decisive action to uphold the freedoms of our free and democratic society. we need to provide an alternative narrative for these young people.
i was struck by what you said, secretary-general. kill terrorism. we have to say again and again this has nothing to do with the religion of islam, the religion of peace should we need muslim country and leaders to speak out as the king of jordan did so clearly today at condemning these people that say they speak the name -- in the name of islam when they do no such thing. third and finally as well as the action we each take individually in our own countries, you must do much more working together to defeat this threat. the defeat of isil will only come about if we use all of the weapons at our disposal. we have sanctions and i believe you must do more. we must feed and a the afflicted. we must use a local subtleness to strengthen the country as a region. we need to deal with their
grievances. the united kingdom is committed to meeting this challenge. only a coordinated response could tackle what is truly a global and indiscriminate threat. it was -- must be one part of the strategy to dismantle and destroy isil. our strategy must work in tandem with arab states, always in support of local people, in line and oural operations, military. we need to act and we need to act now. thank you. excellencyk -- thank his excellency. i now give the floor to australia. >> i'm happy to be here at your urging, mr. president. right now thousands of misguided people from around the world are joining terrorist groups in syria and iraq because they
claim islam is under threat and they are excited by the prospect of battle. whatever they think or say, these terrorists are not fighting for god or religious faith. at the heart of every terrorist group is an infatuation. what else can explain the beheadings, crucifixions, mass executions, rapes, and sexual slavery in every town or city that has fallen? a terrorist movement calling itself the islamic state insult islam and mocks the duty of the legitimate state toward its citizens. to use this term is to dignify a death cult. has declared war on the world. countries need to work together to defeat it.
nations have citizens fighting with iso and every country is a potential target. last week, an australian torative in syria instructed conduct demonstration killings. this week, an australian terrorist suspect savagely attacked two police men. it is hard to imagine citizens of a pluralist democracy could have succumbed to such delusions yet clearly they have. the australian government will be unflinching toward anything that threatens our future as a free, fair, the multicultural society, a beacon of hope and exemplary of unity in every city. more than 60 us chileans are fighting with isil, austrailians are
fighting with isil. our laws are changing to make sure those terrorist to try to return home could be arrested and in jail for a long time indeed. we are not just dealing with potential terrorists. we are tackling their inspiration of a broad. aircraft and special forces are now in the middle is preparing to join international -- to disrupt isil at the request of the iraqi government. i congratulate you, mr. president, for the leader should have shown in assembling a broad coalition. the participation of middle eastern countries and this week's strike of isil in syria is the clearest demonstration that the west cannot solve this alone and will not have to. our goal is not to change
people, but to protect them. it is not to change governments, but to combat terrorism. government that do not commit genocide against their own people, nor permit terrorism against hours. -- ours. that is all we seek. it believes to be darkening times. there are grounds for hope. the isil horror has generated all but universal revulsion. from many regions have declared that the isil movement is against god and against islam and against common humanity. perhaps the realization is dawning for all people of all cultures and all faiths that he could never be right to kill in the name of god. that would be a moral victory are surpassing any military
success. thank you, mr. president. >> i thank his excellency prime minister abbott for his statement. i give the floor to his excellency, prime minister of luxembourg. >> thank you, mr. president. let me express our deep condolences today to france and all of the families of the victims. terrorists use religion to commit barbaric acts. and australian prime ministers have said now and the king of jordan saying that to use religion to commit is the worst acts thing one could do. thank you for taking the
initiative to convene a security council summit. the summit is an opportunity for me to affirm the full commitment of luxembourg to counter the proposed by a foreign terrorist fighters. it is a threat that is considerably increased in recent months. it concerns us all. i think that previous speakers have very will describe the problem for europe and for my own country. the threat of terrorist fighters is a matter of growing concern. it is estimated that thousands of foreign fighters have joined terrorist groups such as the , or al state in iraq qaeda and its affiliates, particularly in syria and iraq did when they return to their countries of origin, they continue to present a danger. the arrest of numerous fighters in the middle east and europe and the recent atrocities areitted and terrorist acts
examples that attest to the fact that threat is real. there isr the threat, no magic formula. it is obvious we must all act together. the response of the international community and the security council needs to be up to the challenge. the resolution that has been unanimously adopted of the initiative of the united states and which luxembourg has been altered to cosponsor. co-sp been honored to onsor. we must prevent radicalization that could lead to terrorism and to counter violent extremism. why in how does a young person whose record was flawless yesterday become a terrorist tomorrow? in europe, a radicalization network has been put in place by the european commission following an approach based upon
local communities. this network and ask those who are in direct contact with targeted individuals or formable groups of the population in order to facilitate exchange experiences and best practices. is is part of the prevention strand of the counterterrorism strategy. it should be strengthened. this is a long-term effort that we intend to pursue coming including when luxembourg assumes the presidency of the european union during the second half of honey 15. must make every effort to try to prevent those who want to leave -- the second half of 2015. we must make every effort to try to prevent those who want to leave. activelyean union is working on this. we need to put in place legislation in order to ensure that foreign terrorist fighters could be effectively prosecuted and brought to justice when they return.
the creation of a terrorist group or terrorist trading constitute criminal offenses. i government is working on updating the criminal code and also to fully take into account the threat of foreign terrorist fighters in accordance with the provisions of the resolution we have just adopted. we must redouble efforts to dry out the financing of foreign fighters. luxembourg is conscious of its special responsibilities in this regard. my country has adopted a full and consistent arsenal of legislative and regulatory measures in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. we are paying particular attention to the effective implementation. these measures take into account the recommendations of the financial action tax course. -- task force. the spec for human rights and fundamental -- respect for human
rights and fundamental freedoms needs to be an integral part of our strategy if we want to achieve that aim. all the measures we take to counter the threat of foreign fighters must respect international human rights law and international humanitarian law. otherwise, we would only heighten the sense of injustice and impunity that fuels the radicalization and the spread of terrorism. u.s. the world to join and fight against the islamic state. these faceless killers have no regard for human values and do not hesitate to hurt -- recruit children. for your attention. for your excellent
statements. i now give the floor to his , minister of foreign affairs of the russian federation. .> thank you, mr. president dear colleagues, terrorism is lengthening its muscles. there is some penetrates the fiber a regional on flicks -- terrorism penetrates the fiber of regional conflicts. these groups have acquired additional capacities for their criminal activities. there is a weakening of state institutions and the support affairs outside sponsors.
other states. russia has abandoning double standards. we have all countries to implement the resolutions that andfour ending terrorism establish sanctions against the taliban and al qaeda and also that prohibit the dissemination of weapons from libya. we supported the resolution that is aimed at ratcheting up sanctions and pressure on terrorism. after the intervention in iraq